CLEAPSS DT - Supporting practical work in science, technology and art


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Drone building
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If building a complex artefact, such as a drone, the following MRATs should be considered.
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images of drone
New Resource - 7 Jun 2018
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Cement modelling
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Many schools are developing cement or concrete based project ideas, the documents below should be considered prior to working with these materials.
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image of cement mixer
New Resource - 1 Mar 2018
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Pewter casting
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Pewter casting is a common activity in many schools. With the advent of 3D printing complext models can be made that can be used as the basis of a lost wax cast.

Using MDF or plaster for moulds can cause issues over fumes or dust, that need to be considered alongside the inherent issues of working with molten metal.
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hand cast from a 3D print
New Resource - 31 May 2017
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Fabric printing
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Getting pupils to work together to produce a section each of a large textile sheet can create a great wall hanging or bed cover.

The individual 'tiles' can be cut up and used as cushion covers or bags.

The use of symbols can help to communicate information, as in Adinkra printing.
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Large sheet print
New Resource - 18 May 2017
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Textile garment manufacture
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Constructing a garment from textiles can be done by hand or using machines, in most cases it is a combination of hand and machine work.

Pupils may have access to a range or processes and materials including; sewing, knitting, dyeing, sublimation printing and batik work.

In managing the practical work the MRATs below should be taken into account.
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Modelling textiles designs
New Resource - 18 May 2017
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Painting and drawing
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Producing a piece of artwork, such as a painting or drawing should still have an associated risk assessment. The materials below cover the practice of producing a painting or drawing, but also some other things that should be taken into account, such as the mounting of the image on a board.
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A triptych of a sketch, painting and pastels
New Resource - 18 May 2017
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Fruit Salad
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Making a fruit salad can be useful to improve knife skills. The same practical skills are an essential part of working with food.

To extend this further the fruit could be part of a more complex dish, or the fruit could be swapped for vegetables as ingredients for soup or other recipes.
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Chopped fruit
New Resource - 17 May 2017
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3D printing
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Additive manufacturing is a popular activity in schools, with the advent of relatively cheap 3D printers.

This project covers the use of a desktop 3D printer, using PLA filament, extruded through a heated nozzle.

The same safety considerations should be borne in mind when using other 3D printers, or rapid prototyping machines.
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Making items using a 3D printer
New Resource - 17 May 2017
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Hasselback potatoes
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Hasselback potatoes are sliced baked potatoes, the advantge being the time taken to cook, much less than a traditional baked potato.

The potatoes are washed, sliced, oiled and salted, then baked for 30-40 minutes.

An alternative method using a microwave can cut cooking time further.
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Sliced baked potatoes
New Resource - 17 May 2017
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Tee Shirt Printing
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Tee shirt printing is a quick and easy way of producing a professional standard of outcome that combines creative design work and a practical solution.

The design is generated using a computer package and then printed and applied to the shirt using heat.

Screen printing or block printing could also be used to apply the design to the fabric.
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using printing methods to apply a design to a fabric
New Resource - 17 May 2017
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